In beating New Orleans 107-102, the Cavs avoided falling from the No. 3 seed down to the No. 5 seed with little time left in the regular season. LeBron James led the Cavs with 27 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds while Jordan Clarkson added 23 points off the bench. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 25 points, while Anthony Davis finished with 16 points on 6-19 shooting.
James also made history in the win, having scored in double-figures for the 867th consecutive game. Michael Jordan previously held the record.
The only bad news for the Cavs coming out of the game is George Hill’s health. The Cavs’ starting point guard sprained his ankle in the second half and did not return after hobbling off the court with some assistance. The team says he’ll be evaluated further tomorrow.
Cleveland trailed by as many with 13 points in the third quarter — and trailed by 12 points when Hill left with 6:22 left in the quarter — before coming back to take a one-point lead with 58 seconds to play in the quarter.
Next up: The Cavs host the Mavericks on Sunday at 6 p.m.